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(Mon 10th Jan 2011, 12:29, More)

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» Worst Band Ever

Biffy Clyro
While I'm sure the back catalogue is worthy of very high praise, Everything I've ever been played by friends has been utter bobbins.
(Thu 30th Dec 2010, 20:49, More)

» Worst Band Ever

Owl City
I will explain.

I had already gotten over 'The Postal Service' and consigned them to a portion of my brain that was flavoured by fondness, nostalgia, romanticism and (most importantly) embarrassment. I say embarrassment because they appealed to a particularly wet side of my taste - of which I'm not particularly fond - and as an album 'Give up' is all but designed to provide the soundtrack to over intellectualised heartache. However, they did it classily and with a sound that felt fresh and orignal when it was first released. Nonetheless, it was a one trick pony.

So to have this Owl City toss-rag (Adam Young) turn up with music that is all but IDENTICAL to the 'Postal Service' (but more overtly designed to get him laid by existential-angst ridden philosophy students called Katrina) is just like ashes in my mouth. I had a friend who is easily duped by shit like this and she played 'Fireflies' constantly for about 6 months and just wanted her to realise the extent to which she was being cunningly marketed to.

From the Wikipedia entry on the subject

Adam Young suggested in a 2009 interview with The New York Times that Owl City is perhaps the "next chapter" after The Postal Service:

"[The Postal Service] released a record in 2003, and that was it. There was really nothing to compare it to until some one else came along and wrote the next chapter. Maybe that's this record. Maybe that's this band."

No Adam, you just rinsed it - you're a bell end.
(Thu 30th Dec 2010, 19:55, More)